Jack and his housemates wanted to play with their neighbor’s dog Stevie Ticks
They received an unexpectedly wholesome letter…
…from the dog herself!
She said she’d love to play with them!
“We were ecstatic at the response and couldn’t wait to walk her,” Jack said about the situation. “Once we saw the paw print on the envelope we knew it was good news!”
The lads met up with Stevie Ticks
We wanted to know a bit more about Stevie Ticks and here’s what Jack told us: “She is very energetic, puppy-like and friendly! We got to take her for a walk and she wouldn’t stop running. We’ve all had a mixture of pets from cats and dogs to hamsters, fish and guinea pigs.”
As for why Jack and his friends can’t keep pets at home, it’s very simple. “It’s from our tenancy agreement because it’s in a student/young professional area it’s quite common. The part-time dog-sitting works well since we’re all at work all day anyway! A win-win situation.”
The fantastic news is that Jack and his three housemates met up with Stevie Ticks and they all had a fabulous time together. Jack’s thread on Twitter went viral with over 461,000 people liking the story and over 101,700 internet users retweeting it. Meanwhile, Stevie Ticks, the goodest-girl, has her very own Instagram account with nearly 4,000 followers.
This whole friendship never would have happened if Jack and his friends were allowed to keep pets at home. However, this raises the question of why some landlords are so strict when it comes to tenants keeping animals. There are always (at least) two sides to every story and there are some valid reasons why landlords, even ones who love animals, have unbendable rules in place.
The goodest-girl even has her own Instagram account
First and foremost, there’s the question of cleanliness. As we all know, keeping pets means cleaning after them. Unfortunately, not every owner is capable of doing that. What’s more, some pets damage furniture and their surroundings when not properly looked after.
The other thing is, some pets like dogs can be very loud and disturb everyone in the neighborhood. We all know that doggos are good-girls and good-boys, but some are a bit too vocal and keep everyone up at night. What’s more, after a tenant moves out, the landlord will have to spend additional money to clean the entire house if a pet had been living there.
Lastly, you have to agree that Stevie Ticks’ handwriting is impeccable. I wonder where she learned penmanship? Is there a special school for refined good-girls and good-boys?
The internet was head-over-heels for this heart-warming story